​Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana has been linked with a move away from Anfield next summer, with Southampton thought to be keen on bringing the 30-year-old back to the club.

Lallana has struggled greatly with injuries in recent years and has started just four matches this season, prompting rumours of a potential move away from the club in search of regular first-team football.

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News of ​Lallana's current situation comes from ​The Mirror, who note that ​Liverpool are targeting a number of midfielders who could help strengthen their squad in the upcoming transfer window.

The likes of Sporting CP playmaker Bruno Fernandes and ​Barcelona's Malcom are reportedly being tracked, and signing either one would likely push Lallana closer to the exit door.

If Liverpool do deem Lallana surplus to requirements, a return to St. Mary's Stadium with ​Southampton could be on the cards. The England international joined Southampton as a 12-year-old, and went on to establish himself as a ​Premier League star alongside the likes of ​Luke Shaw and Nathaniel Clyne.

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He made a total of 260 appearances for the Saints, 42 of which came in the successful 2013/14 season. The midfielder racked up an impressive ten goals and eight assists and found himself named in the PFA Team of the Year, alongside teammate Shaw.

As a result of his impressive form, he earned a £25m move to Liverpool following the conclusion of the 2014 World Cup. Lallana was a regular part of the Liverpool lineup for three years, before injuries began to have a huge impact on his career.

Various hamstring injuries sidelined him for the majority of the 2017/18 season, restricting Lallana to just three starts in all competitions. In the current campaign, Lallana has suffered with a groin injury which prevented him from making a consistent impact in the starting XI.

With Lallana struggling for fitness, manager Jurgen Klopp bolstered his side with the signings of ​Naby Keita​Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri, which pushed Lallana down the pecking order at Anfield. He is under contract at the club until 2020, and Liverpool can extend his deal by a further year, but it remains to be seen whether Klopp will entertain offers for the midfielder.